Multiscale Systematic Risk
Journal of International Money and Finance
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Gençay, R., Selçuk, F., & Whitcher, B. (2005). Multiscale systematic risk. Journal of International Money and Finance, 24(1), 55-70.
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In this paper we propose a new approach to estimating systematic risk (the beta of an asset). The proposed method is based on a wavelet multiscaling approach that decomposes a given time series on a scale-by-scale basis. The empirical results from different economies show that the relationship between the return of a portfolio and its beta becomes stronger as the wavelet scale increases. Therefore, the predictions of the CAPM model should be investigated considering the multiscale nature of risk and return. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.